Originally Posted by saltwn
To be fair I haven't watched the house or senate in awhile. When Reid doesn't bring something to the senate it is usually one of two reasons. Either it won't pass or the administration and democrats aren't interested in bringing it up (and it probably won't pass anyway).
I do know the house and senate have to approve a bill before it can be signed. Often if the signals from across the way are such there is no need going through the motions. The house is not going to bring an Obama budget to the floor.
Reid has blocked consideration of a Federal budget out of purely political considerations. Passing a budget would mean taking a stand on entitlement reforms as well as creating a tax code reform outline. That is far more difficult than demogoging the Republican's proposal while proposing new deficit spending programs to bribe favored constituencies.
The House did bring Obama's latest budget proposal to a floor vote recently. It was unanimously rejected as was last year's proposal by the Senate. Budget proposals for the OA are a one and done affair. There is no interest in actually enacting a budget, the proposals might as well be written on the back of a cocktail napkin.
The sad truth is President Obama has no experience preparing a budget and complete disdain for working with political opponents in Congress. Fresh off reelection to another term Harry Reid derails the budget in an attempt to shield Obama's profligate spending.